Aadhaar card can be used as ID proof

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The Election Commission has allowed voters to use Aadhar card as an alternative to the Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC) which will help in establishing their identity during the May 5 poll to the Karnataka Legislative Assembly.

Besides the Aadhaar card, the smart card issued by the Registrar General of India under the scheme of National Population Register, too could be used as an alternative identity card along with 21 other documents listed by the Commission.

However the overseas voters have to produce only their original passport for identification at the time of voting, the EC has made it clear.

The poll is scheduled on May 5 and the counting of votes will be taken up on May 8. The last date for filing nomination is April 17.

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